Longtime Santa’s Workshop volunteer Fay Beasley helps organize and sort a game Monday at the organization’s headquarters at 150 Mansfield Drive.

Elves busy at Santa’s Workshop

Last day for gift donations is Dec. 12

  • Nov. 18, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Erin Haluschak

Record staff

 

From puzzles to bikes, books to dolls and much more in between, Santa’s Workshop and its volunteer elves are well underway in preparing for the upcoming Christmas season.

The organization helps parents of the Valley with children from newborns to 16 years old by providing toys for Christmas. Volunteers clean, repair or restore and repackage toys, readying them for distribution.

Parents can call and make an appointment to ‘shop’ for their children through three weeks in December.

Volunteer Barb Metheral explained pre-registration is required, and parents, grandparents or guardians can call 250-897-1994 Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make an appointment between Nov. 30 and Dec. 22.

A special day – Dec. 16 – is dedicated for grandparents to shop for gifts for their grandchildren. Last year, more than 300 parents came through the warehouse to select a variety of toys.

The workshop is accepting donations of gently used toys, games, bikes and cash during the month of November.

To view the list of drop-off locations, visit santasworkshopcomoxvalley.com or stop by Santa’s Workshop at 150 Mansfield Drive in Courtenay. The last day for gift donations is Dec. 12.

 

Just Posted

Thieves break into mailboxes overnight in Courtenay, Comox

Thieves in Comox were busy overnight on March 17, breaking into more… Continue reading

Man convicted of Courtenay couple’s murder

Michael Philip Simard, 45, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

Comox Valley RCMP looking for help to identify shoplifters

The Comox Valley RCMP is asking for assistance from the public to… Continue reading

Haida Manga artist to speak at North Island College

Award-winning visual artist and author Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas will speak at North… Continue reading

UPDATE: Courtenay home a ‘write-off’ after Sunday afternoon fire

Two occupants of the home and one of a neighbouring house were treated for minor smoke inhalation

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

Comox Valley Hospice Society finds new Ocean Front home

Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) recently announced plans to construct a new… Continue reading

Horvat scores 16 seconds into OT as Canucks beat Blackhawks 3-2

Pettersson sets rookie scoring record for Vancouver

No injuries, pollution in Vancouver Harbour ship collision: Transport Canada

Transportation Safety Board says it has deployed a team of investigators look into the incident

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government’s final budget on Tuesday

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

Most Read